Homepage Highlight October 13, 2005

From IT Trends

When We Throw IT Hardware Away, Where On Earth Is Away?

That's the question Terry Calhoun asks in his latest Opinion column. "When we think we throw something away," he writes, "we are instead jeopardizing the ship on which we all travel through space, the Earth and its biosphere. Because, nothing d'es really get thrown away, it just ends up somewhere else. We even, sometimes, use up a lot of energy and resources taking it somewhere else. Often what we throw away is highly toxic ... Why should this concern information technology managers and workers? It’s because we design, manage, and use tools which are relatively small yet contain huge amounts of toxic materials." Read more.

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